Tascam 122 / 122B
Dolby B NR Full Logic Metal Tape 3 Head

This Tascam 122 is a stereo cassette deck with Dolby B noise reduction with connectors for optional external DBX, DNL, Adres, Super-d, Dolby-C or High-ComII noise reduction systems, it was first sold by Tascam in 1981 with a recommended retail price of USD $725 and discontinued 5 years later in 1986.

The main features of the Tascam 122 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, mechanical 3 digit tape counter and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome and metal tapes, single capstan transport.

Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side of the deck. Tape eject is operated mechanically and the cassette needs to be placed with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.

Level meters used on the 122 are analog needle VU reading meters with peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the 122 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection. 9,5 cm/s faster recording/playback speed used in the 122 offers extended frequency response, increased dynamic range and transient response. 122.

To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, bias and sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.

The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the 122 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies.

For undisturbed listening a jack connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied. Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a RCA cable and recording from a source by a RCA cable. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.

Compact Cassette

Historic events

1981 NASA launches first Space Shuttle.
1982 Sony and Philips announce the CD (Compact Disc) in Tokyo
1983 Apple introduces the Lisa computer, the first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI).
1984 The Ferrari Testarossa, a two-door coupé, premiered at the Paris Auto Show.
1985 Video8 was introduced, the year that Sony introduced the Handycam, one of the first Video8 cameras.
1986 IEC (60094-7) standard on magnetic tape sound recording and reproducing systems

Features of Tascam 122

Calibration
Calibration
Manual Bias Calibration Manual Level Calibration Bias Over/Under Selector
Connectors
Connectivity
RCA Input/Output Connectors Headphones Front Input Connector External Noise Reduction RCA Input/Output Wired Remote Control Pro
Display
Display
3-Digıt Mechanical Counter Analog Needle Meters
Cassette Exterior
Exterior
Orientation Left 19-Inch EIA Rack Mounting Black Finish Front Loading
Compact Cassette
General
Stereo
Head
Head Configuration
3 Head Desiǥn 4 Track / 2 Channel
Indicators
Indicators
Peak Indicator
HighCom NR
Noise Reduction
Dolby-B Noise Reduction External Noise Reduction
Controls
Operation
Full Logic Transport Control Line / Line Input Select Record Mute Memory Stop Real-Time Tape Monitoring Memory Play
Preamplifier
Preamplifier
Individual Input Level Controls Output-Level Control Headphone Volume Control
Tape Speed
Speed
1⅞ ips - 4.76 cm/s 3¾ ips - 9.52 cm/s
Tape
Tape
Manual Tape Type Selection 3-Position Equalization Selector Normal Tape Capabılity Chrome Tape Capabılity Metal Tape Capabılity
Transport
Transport
Auto Shutoff Mechanical Tape Loading Sìngle Capsŧan Transport

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